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80’s Childhood Versus Today’s Childhood

000 I was pondering the past, like my brain tends to do ever so often, and realized it’s amazing how technology has grown in just a few decades.  It’s only been a few decades since smart phones and tablets existed. When the first smart phone was invented in the 90’s only the elite could afford them?  Then blackberries came into existence in…

My Top 10 Tips for Back to School

100 10.  Talk to your kids about your expectations and ask them for theirs.  What is new this year, what is the same?  Is it the same aftercare routine?  Be prepared, try not to leave any concerns unanswered.  Kids worry too. 9.  Get back into a sleep routine, so kids are prepared for the early rise that school requires.  Start…

Learning Can Be Fun

000 Do you have a hard time keeping the kids educated during the summer time?  I find it’s difficult to keep them in a learning mode when it’s all about play time and no school.  Above is a regular evening of sitting him down to do some math, not so happy face.  I can’t blame him, they work hard throughout…

Summer Camp Year 2

000 This is week 2 of summer camp in year 2.  What does this mean?  Remember my post about my fear of summer camp and the anxiety I passed on to my son last year?  (Read that post here).  Well this is my son’s 2nd year and it’s been great!  Well, almost! He hasn’t cried once and he’s had a good…

Love Our Children Unconditionally

000 I saw the movie, August: Osage County, and really enjoyed the way they portrayed the complicated relationships between parents and children.  Relationships that unfold like a repeated story, as mothers and fathers parent the way we are taught by our parents and how we are raised, regardless of whether it was good or bad.  I won’t get into a…

Teacher Conference & Okay Parenting

000Today was the 9th day of first grade for our son.  He’s had a surprisingly hard time adjusting to this new school year.  I understand it can be overwhelming for young ones however, i’m not quite sure that his daily tears are normal. He starts talking about not wanting to go to school hours before bedtime and then as soon…